Assistant directors, social services are responsible for assisting social services activities and providing support to the directors of their organization. They are in charge of providing individuals with necessary information about social services initiatives and answer inquiries as needed. They possess strong interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of people. In addition, they provide guidance in their department to increase satisfaction among participants of services. They research current social services trends and give insight regarding existing programs. They assist with transportation, complete interviews, review applications, and monitor participants. They report their progress to the social services director in their organization. These individuals work well with other social services professionals and share key information to reach all objectives in a timely manner. However, they can also work efficiently on their own with almost no supervision. They are dedicated to provide exceptional services to those who participate in social services programs. Assistant directors, social services keep accurate participant documentation for future reference. They are organized and pay close attention to detail. They follow strict ethical guidelines to respect participants' private data, and they communicate participants' responsibilities and rights effectively. They also develop strong relationships with people and comply with federal regulations regarding safety. They participate in departmental meetings to suggest changes in the workflow or social services plans to increase company recognition.
Assistant directors, social services are proficient with office applications such as word processing and spreadsheet software because they write detailed reports based on feedback and observations. A bachelor's degree in psychology, social services, or a related field is required for this position. Previous years of work experience in an assistant capacity can be helpful. Industry and leadership certifications are a plus.
Assistant Director, Social Services Tasks
Assist in planning and administering social service programs, completing care planning, discharge planning and community resources.
Help direct the Social Service Department.
Ensure that the emotional and social needs of the patients or residents are met and maintained.